Exploring the sensitivity of current and future experiments to θ

Bandyopadhyay, Abhijit ; Choubey, Sandhya ; Goswami, Srubabati (2003) Exploring the sensitivity of current and future experiments to θ Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology, 67 (11). Article ID 113011. ISSN 2470-0010

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/Phys...

Related URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.67.113011


The first results from the KamLAND experiment in conjunction with the global solar neutrino data have demonstrated the striking ability to constrain the Δm2; (Δm221) very precisely. However the allowed range of θ12) did not change much with the inclusion of the KamLAND results. In this paper we probe if future data from KamLAND can increase the accuracy of the allowed range in θ and conclude that even after 3 kton yr of statistics and with the most optimistic error estimates, KamLAND may find it hard to significantly improve the bounds on the mixing angle obtained from the solar neutrino data. We discuss the θ12 sensitivity of the survival probabilities in matter (vacuum) as relevant for the solar (KamLAND) experiments. We find that the presence of matter effects in the survival probabilities for 8B neutrinos gives the solar neutrino experiments SK and SNO an edge over KamLAND, as far as θ12 sensitivity is concerned, particularly near the maximal mixing. Among solar neutrino experiments we identify SNO as a most promising candidate for constraining θ12 and make a projected sensitivity test for the mixing angle by reducing the error in the neutral current measurement at SNO. Finally, we argue that the most accurate bounds on θ12 can be achieved in a reactor experiment, if the corresponding baseline and energy can be tuned to a minimum in the survival probability. We propose a new reactor experiment that can give the value of tan2θ12 to within 14%. We also discuss the future Borexino and LowNu experiments.

Item Type:Article
Source:Copyright of this article belongs to American Physical Society.
ID Code:108692
Deposited On:01 Feb 2018 04:36
Last Modified:01 Feb 2018 04:36

Repository Staff Only: item control page